10 best boise mexican restaurants

10 Best Mexican Restaurants in Boise

Many don’t realize that Boise is a mecca for Mexican restaurants and offers some of the best traditional as well as artisan Mexican food I have seen.

It’s wonderful to be able to enjoy the many options for Mexican food here in boise, I hope you enjoy the list of places I have frequented and continue to enjoy. Note that there are so many to mention, I have only listed my favorites.

1. Madre Boutique Taqueria

Madre is a truly unique Mexican restaurant and brings food innovation to Boise. Created by a Le Cordon Blue trained chef, John Cuevas who creates his own niche style of non-traditional upscale tacos and mexican fare.

Recipes are made with the highest quality ingredients and is indeed a rich and memorable food experience. Pair with fine beers and wine, you will have a wonderful meal. I simply love this place.

10 best mexican restaurants in boise
Photo credit Madre Boutique Taqueria

What makes Madre special:

  • Unique gourmet tacos & fare
  • Freshest ingredients
  • Fine beer and wine
  • Le Cordon Blue trained chef


Madre can be found at: 1034 S La Pointe St Boise, ID 83706 (208) 432-1100

2. The Matador

Boise’s own upscale Mexican restaurant offering scratch-made dishes that compliment the nuances of fine Mexican cuisine. Tequila aficionados here, you can experience food perfectly paired with the complimenting tequila for an intriguing food journey.

Serving their own private reserve tequila made in heirloom barrels, creates a uniquely original blend of heritage and artisanship. This place is amazing, enjoy!

10 Best mexican restaurants in boise
Photo credit – The Matador

What makes The Matador special

  • Upscale
  • Artisan tequila
  • Fresh original dishes
  • Family and date night friendly


The Matador can be found at two locations:

Downtown Boise – 215 N 8th St Boise, ID 83702 (208) 342-9988

The Village in Meridian – 3690 E Monarch Sky Ln Meridian, ID 83646 (208) 893-6120

3. Coa De Jima

Located in the heart of Boise’s historic district, this fine Mexican restaurant brings a one of kind food craft, paired with innovative design and creativity. Fresh, unique ingredients make for some truly tasty mexican food.

Dining here in is a full sensory experience. Hand crafted cocktails and upscale Mexican food with an exotic twist. Their decor in Coa De Jima is stunning and many of the tables were designed by Impact Imports, one of our favorite local furniture stores.

10 Best mexican restaurants in boise
Photo credit Coa De Jima

What makes Coa De Jima special:

  • Innovative Mexican cuisine
  • Upscale stunning dining experience
  • Authentic recipes with an exotic twist
  • Great Date Night Spot!
  • Signature drinks


Coa De Jima and be found at: 615 W Main St Boise, ID 83702 (208) 519-1213

4. Andrade’s

Boise’s very own family friendly authentic traditional Mexican restaurant. Andrade’s brings the delicious and familiar foods from northern Mexico made with only the freshest ingredients.

This is a family owned business and provides exceptional service, along with some pretty good margaritas. This place also is active and gives back to the community. A great place for traditional mexican food in Boise.

10 Best mexican restaurants in boise

What makes Andrade’s special:

  • Delicious traditional Mexican food
  • Family and date night friendly
  • Affordable
  • Friendly service


Andrade’s can be found at: 4620 W Overland Rd Boise, ID 83705 (208) 344-1234

5. Parilla Grill

This neighborhood mexican restaurant makes some tasty mexican food. They specialize in fusion tacos, burrito salad bowls and specialty wraps made to order.

They are also very well known for catering and local happy hour serving some mean margaritas.

10 Best mexican restaurants in boise
Photo credit – Parilla Grill

What makes Parilla Grill special:

  • Fusion Mexican food
  • Daily happy hours
  • Catering
  • Specialty wraps


Parilla Grill can be found at two locations:

Hyde Park – 1512 N 13th St Boise, ID 83702 (208) 323-4688

Downtown – 503 W Idaho St Boise, ID 83702 (208) 345-4688

6. Funky Taco

The name says it all, this place makes some of the best designer artisan tacos I have ever eaten. From the Shitake Birria taco to their (to die for) coffee braise brisket taco, you will be in absolute taco heaven. This unique combination of ingredients will keep you coming back for more.

Located downtown you can also see local bands and DJs perform here for some added ambiance. Its a lovely space for a non-traditional mexican meal. Get your Funky Taco on!

10 Best mexican restaurants in boise
Photo credit – Funky Taco

What makes Funky Taco special:

  • Artisan tacos
  • Local performances
  • Affordable
  • Chic downtown location


Funky Taco can be found at: 801 W Bannock St Boise, ID 83702 (208) 488-4593

7. Fiesta Chicken

I cant t say enough great things about this little mexican restaurant. Along with the affordable and divine Mexican cuisine, they make some of the best rotisserie chicken I have ever eaten.

You can take your whole family out and won’t break the bank. When I don’t feel like cooking, you will find me here, you have got to try this chicken, .

What makes Fiesta Chicken special:

  • Simple delicious food
  • Affordable – a great value
  • Best rotisserie chicken around
  • Great for the whole family


Fiesta Chicken can be found at: 1450 S Orchard St Boise, ID 83705 (208) 375-2810

8. Tin Roof Tacos

Two sisters from Texas sharing their passion for Texican street taco recipes, provide a great place to try something new. Tin Roof also offers catering, their food will perk up any party.

This spot is a Boise State student favorite so get there early for lunch if you want to get a seat. Tacos and a beer are just what the doctor ordered.

Photo credit – Tin Roof Tacos

What makes Tin Roof Tacos Special:

  • Texican cuisine
  • Beer and healthy variety of bottled drinks
  • Affordable
  • Catering


Tin Roof Tacos can be found in three locations:

Boise – 115 S Broadway Ave Boise, ID 83702 (208) 336-6461

Meridian – 1750 W McMillan Dr Meridian, ID (208) 336-6461

Nampa – 4865 W Franklin Rd Nampa, ID 83687 (208) 336-6461

10. Adelitas

It doesn’t get any more authentic than Adelitas. Signature Mexican restaurant serving only the most traditional Mexican comfort food. The street tacos are my favorite, and love pairing them with the original home made sauces and salsas. Dont miss this great shop!

They also have a unique shop attached to the restaurant with food products from Mexico you probably can’t get anywhere else.

Photo credit – Adelitas

What makes Adelitas special:

  • Truly authentic Mexican recipes
  • Affordable
  • Delivery
  • Cool Mexican food store


Adelitas can be found at: 1800 W Overland Rd Boise, ID 83705 (208) 908-7445

Final Thoughts on Mexican Food in Boise

With a ton of options out there its hard not to bump into a delicious Mexican food experience here in Boise. From traditional Mexican food to interesting fusion and artisan choices, you will always find what you need to satisfy that Mexican food craving.

As always, please drop me a line with your feedback and comments. Cheers!!

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